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Month: March 2018

satire blog

at first i did not know what satire was or if i knew examples of it. but when we started talking about it more and he gave the example of the Simpsons and saturday night live i knew exactly what we were talking about then. i love this kind of humor actually. i like watching family guy and simpsons because of this kind of humor.  the one example i found to post for class was a clip from a family guy episode.  it had joe talk about how when he became polarized, he could have had a surgery that could help him walk again, but giving him a wheel chair was cheaper so his insurance company went with the wheel chair. so this episode was making fun of how insurance companies care more about money than they care about you.  the only thing i know about mark twain is that his name is mark twain. i have only heard of him but never looked at what he does.  after looking at some of his work, i know his style of writing is to reveal the gritty and sometimes uncomfortable reality of the 19th century.    i found out that he wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which i know is a very famous book…but i have never read. i heard we read it this year though.  something i found interesting about mark twain is that  He was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on November 30, 1835 in the town of Florida, Missouri. That was two weeks after halley’s comet appeared in its closest approach to the Earth. also  During his trip to the Mediterranean, he met his future brother-in-law who, in turn, introduced him to his future wife, Olivia Langdon. He was married within a few short years to Olivia. Through his wife’s family he was able to meet many famous people. Her family was wealthy and had liberal views on many issues of the day. and one last thing i found out about him that i found interesting was Twain was introduced to leaders including abolitionists, socialists, atheists and political activits. In his life, Twain was very outspoken on issues such as slavery, racism and animal cruelty. He incorporated many of his liberal ideas into his writing. and my favorite was that he loved cats and wanted them around him all the time.

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so far  i really like the film. although it was really slow in the beginning, i still liked the little details. i think the acting is really good, and all the little details in the background are great. for example, the flowers and hair of the lady in the painting are the exact same as Madeline, which show you that she thinks she is the lady in the painting. but that makes me think she’s loco. also, the friend of scotty, her acting  think is really good because you can how she feels for him. you can tell she still really cares for him even tho she broke off the engagement and he totally friend zoned her.  i hate that he’s starting to like madeline… she’s married.midge is my favorite character in the movie because she is the most relatable for girls. she loved scotty more than he loved her. and now she still loves him but she’s totally in the friend zone. another thing i liked was, you have to listen carefully,  was when scotty and Madeline were in the woods and they were looking at a map, Madeline say “he i was born, and er i died.”  i liked this because obviously she isn’t dead so it shows that she thinks she is actually possessed.  the only thing i hated about the movie is that the words are off from the lips, when scotty is driving he wheel is not turning enough for what is happening in the background, and it was just kinda boring in the beginning. so far from what i’ve gotten from the movie i think madeline will end up killing herself and scotty will do the same. that’s it… no happy ending. i can’t really critique this movie yet because not much has happened to give me “virtigo” but what has happened i think it will get there.

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in the beginning of reading this i was so confused and didn’t understand a thing it was saying. and then when we went over the first section i did not understand how my teacher was getting what he said we got. like you have to go soooo deep into it to a point it doesn’t even makes sense on how you got that. but i guess in the end some did make somewhat sense. i wish that he didn’t make it so hard to understand, because things that sound like a one night stand should simple mean a one night stand.  i think section 52 was the most interesting because throughout the whole poem he was preaching about the society being productive and to watch yourself, but he was doing the complete opposite.  but he also realizes he’s going to die soon. i feel like its amazing when people realize that they’re going to die soon and they need to change, eve though they should’ve done it years ago. he says this poem is his legacy and you can find him in this poem. because other poets now a days are basing their poems off this one, and that it influence people who reads this to make a better society and when we read this poem we are at the age of adults asking us “who are you?” or “what do you want to do the rest of your life?” it helps them understand what they should to do, makes this the most influential poem in american literature. some questions i have for him are : did he write this poem because he was lost himself as well? was the way he was living true, or was it just something he said he did? if someone asked me if they read this i would tell no unless you’re really smart and know how to pull apart a poem extremely well. i don’t think the poem is worth reading because it’s so hard to understand, and if you don’t understand what he truly is saying then it’s completely different.

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